• Same story, different day...........year ie more of the same fiat floods the world
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  • "Spreading the ideas of freedom loving people on matters regarding high finance, politics, constructionist Constitution, and mental masturbation of all types"

What can we do to make GIM better?

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There's not a lot wrong with this site. I really come here to get an inkling of what US peeps* really think, rather than what our guvmint and our MSM would like me to believe they think.


* and the Canadians and the Kangaroo chap!
 

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Probably only a few of us including myself see this but if I'm on my PC and read some threads, then an hour later take my tablet to the throne with me and check on those threads, clicking the "go to first new post" button doesn't bring me to the newest post. It brings me to where I last was on that particular device. It's like the device you are on determines the last post, not your account...... Not sure if that is an easy fix or not, and certainly don't waste any time on it if I'm the only one, but it does get old sorting through posts you've already seen to find the "real" new post.....

Also, adding the ability to create dynamic posts/stickies/spreadsheets.

Great site though, thanks for having me, and thanks to everyone who contributes.
 

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Spike,

ya'll gonna have to fire up another one of those threads,

been awhile it has..........

anyone else remember blubberbutt? The guy would post some great stuff, some of it edgy as hell, and man 'o man did people give me hell about it,
he saw everything as art, and others would raise hell saying it was porn if a skirt was too short,
 

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As for moderating,

We have a pretty good system to catch the spammers, been working on that for some time and it seems to work ok,

Then the members are so good here that it really isn't that hard to moderate, as people tend to handle it themselves
There have been times where I have been a complete asshole or idiot with a post, and upon reflection had to go back later and delete the offending post, recognizing it for what it was, stupid. So yes, I am guilty of it also.

yet with passion, as most here have in one form or another, sooner or later someone is a gonna rub ya wrong and words get exchanged,
it happens, but it is not a good enough reason to use the scorched earth policy and ban someone.

some might say ban 'em for a couple of days, but over the years I have seen how destructive that can be,
while some might see it as a badge of honor, the majority are extremely put off by it which then makes the penalty much greater than the transgression that brought it on.

I just have to rely on the quality of our membership to keep it on the up and up,

to answer the question of a 'bare knuckle forum' I will say this:

-it would create divisions within GIM as people tend to group one side or the other and over time would break the we are all in this together community
-the ramifications would have long lasting effects which would then just spill over into other areas of the forum
-that may not seem like it, but it would certainly add to moderating duties
-it would actually promote divisions rather than us just accepting each other for what we are
-the best policy IMO re this is to not even go there
 

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How about we change the name to SIM and give the silver bugs something to feel good about?
 

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#46
How about a yearly membership costing $10? Members that don't pay don't have full access to all the forums just some. It works well on many other forums. Like the buy/sell area a non member would have no access.
 

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How about a yearly membership costing $10? Members that don't pay don't have full access to all the forums just some. It works well on many other forums. Like the buy/sell area a non member would have no access.
That is kinda what I had in mind...!
 

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You're doing great Scorpio! More & better smilies would be good. More women on board as well (How do we encourage that?). I commend the level of tolerance here but please don't put a bowl of milk out for the kitty again.
 

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The doggie is gone by his own accord. Not banned. He can retrieve anytime he chooses...


He's known to be frequenting the site still... just doesn't post.
Thx, didn't mean to imply he was banned, I was just hoping hed come back I liked his posts
 

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In case you're considering paid memberships, I frequent a musician site. It's set up to allow (encourage) donations. Regular membership = free like GIM II. Read and post Access to all subforums EXCEPT you cannot post to buy/sell subforums. $25/year = silver supporter. Access to sell your items on the Buy/Sell subforum (VERY active) + NO ads seen. $50/year = Gold supporter. All the silver member bennies + avatar + title under avatar. This seems to work fairly well for the site as most members are at least silver supporters. Of course, most everyone there is a gear whore so access to sell on the buy/sell subforum is quite the juicy carrot on the stick. Not sure what incentive would work well here.

GIM II don't seem to be broke so no need to fix anything. The occasional pizzing contests are indeed quite annoying but the minor drama now and again keeps things from getting boring...don't want to get TOO civil ;) Don't want to become the GIM Knitting Club.

As to smilies, due to the ever expanding insanity of US gov and US populace I think an active facepalm facepalm.gif would be a good addition.

Other than that, keep up the good work!
 

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QWAK,I want my punctuation back!

Many of the ones I use are GONE and no page I can click on for the ones I only ocasionaly use.:bawling::argh:

I'm mad as hell and with out my emicons find it hard to expess my feelings and thoughts --- I may just stop posting!:flybye:

the DUCK :s11:
 

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relax Duck, we are going to drag you into the year 2015 kickin' and screamin'

xxx2
QWAK,Scorpio,When we change to new/modern script and punctuation we LOSE our passed and our knolage of who we are and ware we came from.:bawling:

Our passed will become our future as we rediscover our passed we will solve all our modern unsolvable problems because most of the problems we created out of distorted ideas. (yes face here) :)

What was will be agen because the time has come round agen!:2:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zs2bQHpy7uk

the DUCK :s11:
 

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#59
One more suggestion. I know on some forums, like Slickdeals, I get a notification (pop-up like box in the bottom right) when someone quotes my post in their post. Would be helpful to know when you have been directly quoted so you can then go respond. I know I have missed someone's response to me before on this site......
 

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Thumbs down is a disaster! It leads to tit for tat beat ups, you get gangs, you get all sorts of shit! Doubly so if it is anonymous like it is on some VB driven sites.

The positive feedback only system is far superior!
 

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You must be very new to internet forums.

You never give the members an opportunity to alienate potential paying members.
When were you last in the buy/sell area? Guys can't wait to alienate folks there.
 

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PhucilliJerry

isn't that in your profile settings?
I just looked and didn't find it right off in the admin side,

if it is avail in vbulletin, would have to find it
I don't see anything for reply notification, but there are private message pop-ups:



I'll activate that and see if it changes anything. Maybe it covers both actual PMs and replies......
 

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ask ALL members
if they could support ONE COUNTRY and ONLY one country

WHAT COUNTRY WOULD THAT BE ?


something along the lines of dual-citizen politicians
 
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#66
Hi Im somewhat back from an extended vacation...
Blubberbutt was a friend, I did my best to help manage the members only group when his open thread got hassled by those that didnt care for some of the content and after he moved to the other pm forum I tried to keep the group running smoothly but my life needed attention and this forum and all others I posted on became not as inportiant as they once were...
Spike,

ya'll gonna have to fire up another one of those threads,

been awhile it has..........

anyone else remember blubberbutt? The guy would post some great stuff, some of it edgy as hell, and man 'o man did people give me hell about it,
he saw everything as art, and others would raise hell saying it was porn if a skirt was too short,
 

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I really think we need a way to give a thumbs down to specific posts...not sure if the software allows for this or not...
:thumbs_down:.......................................................:biggrin:
 

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#68
I really think we need a way to give a thumbs down to specific posts...not sure if the software allows for this or not...
others here have chimed in say what the problems are with the thumbs down , the only way I would agree is to have a very limited amount , give one and you can't give another for a week

that being said I still like things the way they are , when you get older things are good the way they are
 

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I'd say giving out fresh butter tarts to people like me would make it better.:wink_smile:
 

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Hi Im somewhat back from an extended vacation...
Blubberbutt was a friend, I did my best to help manage the members only group when his open thread got hassled by those that didnt care for some of the content and after he moved to the other pm forum I tried to keep the group running smoothly but my life needed attention and this forum and all others I posted on became not as inportiant as they once were...
Blubberbutt posted a close up pic of a shaved pussy in saran wrap. He had his own sub-forum to post those pics in but I got banned when I objected to him posting those pics on the main forum. You want to see a penis in saran wrap? Don't object or you'll get banned too.
 

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most here don't know what butter tarts are ...........................pure heaven
I didn't.................until now:


Enjoy your day.................:beerglass:
 
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I didn't.................until now:

http://youtu.be/5qzeTCybILY

Enjoy your day.................:beerglass:
Sorry Search but that guy lost me when he said, "You need some unsweetened tart shells". Any of them store bought shells are just like buying boxed potatoes.
 

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I see the Metal quotes at the top of the page using Internet Explorer, but not if with Chrome.

They show up on the bottom of the page using either browser.

Help!!
 

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Hi Fools,

The way it is setup, the ticker should be on top across all styles/skins with all browsers,

EXCEPT

The mobile platforms are setup to have the ticker at the bottom so as not to hog menu space when on small platforms.

Please advise if it has to do with this or if it is a browser issue?

edit to add, just pulled it up in Chrome and it is at top like it should be.

Scorp
 

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This is what my PC's Chrome browser looks like. Screen shot of TOP.
chromeTop.JPG

Screen shot of BOTTOM
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It's just inconvenient NO big deal.
 

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If I log out it appears.

loggedOut.JPG
 

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Duh I should READ your posts more carefully I was using MOBILE GIM BLACK.

All fixed!!!!